IND v ENG 2021: Akshar Patel reacts to Anand Mahindra donning 'Axar Shades' after India’s T20I series win

The Indian business tycoon fulfilled his promise of wearing the 'Axar Shades'.

Akshar Patel | GettyAs Indian business tycoon Anand Mahindra fulfilled his promise by wearing the famous 'Axar Shades' during the fifth and final T20I between India and England, all-rounder Akshar Patel reacted to the former’s new look with sunglasses and also thanked him for the support.

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Taking to Twitter, Akshar wrote: “The shades look really cool on you, Sir. Thank you so much for the support.”

The story of ‘Axar Shades’ started after India’s Test series win over England earlier this month.

In a tweet on India’s thumping series win, Mahindra wrote about Akshar’s sunglasses and asked where he could get them as a way to "commemorate the victory".

Almost a week later, Mahindra informed through a tweet that he had got the shades and was going to wear them while watching India play against England in the T20 series.

After this post, netizens asked Mahindra to upload selfies and he promised to share one if India won the series.

As India clinched the T20I series 3-2 on Sunday (March 21), Mahindra kept his promise of donning the ‘Axar Shades’.

Coming to Akshar Patel, he was one of the stars in India’s 3-1 Test series win over England at home.

The left-arm spinner, who came into the side as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja, missed the first Test in Chennai due to injury while his five-wicket haul in the second innings of the second Test scripted India’s series-levelling 317-run victory.

Akshar didn’t look back thereafter, claiming two five-wicket hauls in India’s 10-wicket victory during the third Test and a second innings fifer in the fourth Test.

With 27 wickets in the series, Akshar equalled Dilip Doshi's record of most wickets (27) in a debut Test series for India.


By Salman Anjum - 23 Mar, 2021

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